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chanting death to america. each hostage was carefully held at the bus until the student cheer leader could organize another round of cheering. the faces of american showed guarded emotions running from bemusement to irony to downright anger. for 14 months they'd been captive it must have been hard to believe this was truly the beginning of the end. for some hostages the realization began to sink in as soon as they walked through the door of the algerean airliner. in fact, it was here parked on the runway that the hostages became returnees. the first step began when the negotiators shifted responsibility from the hostages out of iranian's hands. as more americans came on board more smiles began to break out and reunions began to be savored. it was a likely scene, not like that of a tourist ready to start their vacation. but one of someone who had been held captive after 444 days. >> that's great. that's great. >> it is no secret that president jimmy carter had wanted to make the announcement that the long ordeal had ended himself as one of his last piece of business. >> word came at 6:47 t
for america's troops half a world away. facing a war in the persian gulf. fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. >>> today is veteran's day here in the unite. 23 years ago, ktvu visited with american service members in the persian gulf as they prepared for war with iraq. in the days before widespread internet, people were eager for news in home. >> reporter: on the persian gulf sit american warships and on warships is the mercy. its 900 crew members thinking about their mission here at home, perhaps about home. perhaps about when they will get to go home. when the helicopter launched out, people came out to look. as we wandered one of decks a week old newspaper was devoured by hungry checks. there's
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